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Also known as the Landis Burying Ground, this cemetery was located at the Lyonsville bridge, according to Donald Koons, a respected local historian. Koons tells us that Heinrich Landis (November 16, 1764 – September 8, 1844) was buried there after he died but his body was removed and placed in the Gravel Hill Cemetery after 1846. Koons believed that the cemetery was covered when the new bridge was built. There is no evidence of an old cemetery in that area of the township today.


In Egle's Notes and Queries , we find the following: “In Derry township, on the road from Annville to Schellsville, to the right of the road on the top of the hill, is one of the Landis family burying grounds, enclosed by a strong stone wall. There are only two stones, although quite a number of graves.” The text continues in German to provide information about Felix Landis, the son of Henrich Landis, and Elizabeth Landis, the wife of Abraham Landis. This information about these three Landis family members is all we can find of what once might have been a family plot in this area.

We would be happy to conduct a cemetery search or do more extensive research for you.  The cemetery search would include all Derry Township cemeteries plus others that are closely associated with our township.  Most of the names in our cemetery database are not available elsewhere on the Internet.  The cost is $5 per surname and you may supply up to three alternate spellings (total of four).  If you find your ancestors in the list below and require additional information, please contact us

For more thorough research, please request a copy of our research policy.   In addition, our obituary list and our name index of “lost and found” ancestors may be of interest to you.  Please check our main library page for these and other links, as we continue to update our information on line.

Those buried in this family plot may have included:

Landis Elizabeth
Landis Felix
Landis Henrich

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